This season’s performance – the Ensemble has done a program each December for nine years – will include a new piece called Volcano. A trio of acrobatic skaters, Sara Forsythe, Brittney Ratana and Beth Woronoff, has worked together to create a very tribal, primitive and powerful piece. Woronoff, the founder and director of Boundless Edge, says, “Brittney was a competitive ice skater who accomplishes triple jumps. She was working toward the Olympics when she had an injury and had to stop training. We are happy to have her skating with us now. It’s like having a guest skater permanently with us.”
The Dance Ensemble, which includes Ana Alexander, Alena Bergman, Carl Carrozza, Diana Johnson, Nomi Kligler, Forsythe, Ratana and Woronoff, springs from the Boundless Edge Skating School, an artistic dance program designed specifically for skaters. Children as young as six years old (and other beginners) learn dance techniques on the floor before taking to the ice. Through creative exploration of movement based in modern dance and ballet, students develop strong and versatile technique as well as their own authentic style. The resulting possibilities are what make Boundless Edge performances so distinctive and exceptional.
The Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Admission is just $5 for children and seniors, $10 for adults, with discounts for groups of ten or more. For tickets and more information go to www.boundlessedge.org, visit the arena office or call (845) 247-2590 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (845) 247-2590 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.